Afghan War Memorial

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Today I was privileged to cover the unveiling and dedication of the first Canadian memorial to the war in Afghanistan. A VERY moving ceremony....

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    The massed pipes and drums: The Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes & Drums, The Canadian Scottish Regiment, and the Victoria Police Department march on.


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    Company Sergent-Major Goodbody, Canadian Scottish. He might not be a large chap, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't make an disparaging comments about his skirt!

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    Placing a poppy....

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    Soldiers of the Canadian Scottish and Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry pay their respects

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    The memorial

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    Her Honour, Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia inspects the guard of Afghanistan Veterans

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    If you've never seen a real hero, here's one: Captain Trevor Greene, talking to Her Excellency, Shinkai Karokhail, Afghan ambassador to Canada.


     
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  2. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Excellent set.

    I see some familiar faces in the crowd.
     
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    Beautiful work as always.
     
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    Very nice set
     
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    Excellent
     
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    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    Stirring images.
     
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  7. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks! Yep, one or two!

    Thanks! :)

    Cheers! :)

    Thanks man!

    Thank-you! :)
     
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    Wonderful set. The only thing missing is a piper closeup.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Dean!
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great work, John!
     
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    Amazing! Good for an old sailors soul.
     
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    Thanks Terri, Brian! :)
     

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